Recent Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Orthopedics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2024) | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Seung-kook Kim
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Guest Editor
Yeson Hospital, Department of Spine Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Interests: minimally invasive spine surgery; endoscopic spine surgery; microscopic spine surgery; biportal endoscopic spine surgery; uniportal endoscopic spine surgery
Dr. Eun-sang Kim
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Guest Editor
Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Interests: spine surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the development of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), new instruments and experiences have been acknowledged, and both surgery results and patient expectations are improving.

From the minimally invasive microscopic technique, all kinds of indirect and endoscopic approaches are developing together with both high-definition (HD) image system and MISS surgical tools. MISS is becoming a trend that goes beyond experimental levels and replaces the conventional approach. However, compared to the development and possibility of these technologies, the analysis is still insufficient, and new research and techniques should be regularly tested.

This Special Issue aims to share research and experience in the field of MISS, based on different skills and specially designed instruments. The purpose is to share research results and technologies and improve the solutions for patients suffering from spinal pain.

  • Microscopic surgery with MISS retractor.
  • Endoscopic spine surgery.
  • Uniportal endoscopic spine surgery.
  • Biportal endoscopic spine surgery.
  • Sacral endoscopic laser decompression.
  • Direct lumbar interbody fusion.
  • Oblique lumbar interbody fusion.
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery for tumours and infection.
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery for deformities.
  • Water management during endoscopic surgery.
  • Fusion material for spine surgery.
  • Cervical endoscopic foraminotomy.
  • Complication during MISS surgery.

We all accept original articles, reviews, and case reports.

Dr. Seung-kook Kim
Dr. Eun-sang Kim
Guest Editors

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  • BESS
  • biportal endoscopic spine surgery
  • ESS
  • endoscopic spine surgery
  • MISS
  • minimally invasive spine surgery
  • uniportal endoscopic spine surgery

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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